- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Buddleia Monarch® Dark Dynasty, commonly known as Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly Bush, is a small, compact shrub that is a magnet for pollinators. It features long panicles of vivid purple flowers starting in late summer and continuing until first frost. The flowers are honey scented and attract migrating monarchs, along with other pollinators. The soft gray-green leaves are also attractive and stay evergreen in warmer climates.
Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly is an upright, densely branched shrub that reaches 2 – 3 feet tall and only 3 – 4 feet wide. It will stay compact and is an excellent choice for small landscapes. It is drought tolerant, heat tolerant, cold hardy to zone 5, and deer/rabbit resistant. Plant several of these shrubs to create an outstanding flowering hedge, add them to a pollinator garden, or use them in a foundation planting to upgrade your curb appeal.
Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly Bush Care
This shrub thrives in full sun, with at least 8 hours of sun a day. It adapts to many different soil types, although it prefers fertile, slightly alkaline soil. The soil must drain freely, as water-logged soil is the most common cause of death in this shrub. Water Monarch Dark Dynasty weekly to establish its roots over the first growing season, and then reduce supplemental water the following years. Fertilize in the spring with an organic, all-purpose formula.
Butterfly bushes are slow to wake up in the spring. It blooms on new wood, so prune freely in early spring once new growth starts. Deadhead to encourage rebloom.
Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly Bush Spacing
For planting a tight hedge, space these shrubs approximately 3 feet apart, center on center. Increase the spacing to 5 feet apart if a gap between bushes is desired.
Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Monarch® Dark Dynasty Butterfly Bush|
|Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA MONARCH `DARK DYNASTY`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.